Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews - 616.632.6106
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Eric Rakow
Incident Type: Breaking and Entering
UPDATE on 08/14/2020: The Kent County Prosecutor's Office issued one count of conducting criminal enterprises (CCE) on Ricky Carpentier (17-years-old) and three counts of breaking and entering on Dalen Patterson (17-years-old).
ALPINE Township, Kent County: Deputies arrest three subjects caught breaking into closed businesses.
On 08/13/2020 at 4:45 a.m., deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business intrusion alarm at Boost Mobile at 3780 Alpine Avenue. Prior to arriving at the business, they were notified of an active breaking and entering complaint at Rise Smoke Shop at 3728 Alpine Avenue. Deputies were nearby and re-routed to Rise Smoke Shop. Upon arrival to the business, deputies noticed the front glass door was smashed and a subject was outside walking towards the store. The subject attempted to flee, but was taken into custody. Two other subjects, who were inside the store, were also taken into custody as they exited. The arrested subjects included two juveniles and one adult (name will be released pending arraignment). The investigation continues into whether additional subjects were involved.
Deputies responded back to Boost Mobile and observed a smashed front glass door. While on scene investigating, a resident reported another smashed front glass door at Right Way Auto at 4414 Alpine Avenue.
Investigators determined that the three incidents were related as stolen items from the businesses were recovered from a vehicle at Rise Smoke Shop.
Grandville Police Department and Wyoming Police Department are investigating several car dealership breaking and entering complaints that occurred within their jurisdictions overnight. At this time, we cannot confirm the incidents are related to our arrests, however, we are looking into the possibility.
We encourage businesses to continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Kent County Sheriff's Office.